I can understand John Adams. and George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson -—and Justice Joseph Story— and much of Thomas Cooley — but I start having problems understanding what has been tolerated beginning with FDR, the Ku Klux Klansman and transmission belts to Soviet Communist Dictatorship the Democrats installed.
That they did not discuss Vattel in detail is simply incomprehensible.
Note the reference to Natural Law in the first sentence of our Declaration of Independence.
It is crystal clear that the Founding Fathers used the Natural Law definition of 'natural born Citizen' when they wrote Article II. By invoking "The Laws of Nature and Nature's God" the 56 signers of the Declaration incorporated a legal standard of freedom into the forms of government that would follow.
President John Quincy Adams, writing in 1839, looked back at the founding period and recognized the true meaning of the Declaration's reliance on the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." He observed that the American people's "charter was the Declaration of Independence. Their rights, the natural rights of mankind. Their government, such as should be instituted by the people, under the solemn mutual pledges of perpetual union, founded on the self-evident truth's proclaimed in the Declaration."
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